Tips to avoid vehicular heatstrokes this summer

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Check out Tim Heller's tips to avoid vehicular heatstrokes. (KTRK)

Every year almost three dozen kids in the U.S. are killed after being left inside an enclosed car. And unfortunately, Texas ranks #1 with a 100 vehicular heatstroke deaths since 1998.

Even during the "cooler" time of day, the temperature inside an enclosed car can be deadly.

According to the National Weather Service and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when the outside air temperature is just 80, the temperature inside an enclosed car can climb almost 20 degrees in just 10 minutes! The temperature climbs even faster and higher when it's 90 degrees outside, which it often is here in Houston this time of year.

Keep your kids safe. Look before you lock. Double check and make sure there's no one left inside your car before walking away.

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